Lincoln (UGSG 15320) - #167 (Moore, 1963) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Locality #167 (Moore, 1963); USGS 15320

Where: Lincoln County, Oregon (44.6° N, 124.1° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 119.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Astoria Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Astoria Formation, overlying Nye Shale. Astoria Formation has been used as a name for almost all of the marine middle Miocene sedimentary rocks of Washington and Oregon although these correlations are poorly constrained. The formation has been divided into three members: a lower sandstone, a shale, and an upper sandstone. These rocks form the northern limb of a syncline, the asis of which is exposed east of Astoria, and the syncline trends NE and plunges to the SW. The Astoria Formation is intermittently exposed; theya re faulted and exposures are interupted by volcanic rocks and slides. The maximum thickness of any exposure is 25 feet.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, concretionary, silty, calcareous shale and fine-grained, concretionary, silty, calcareous sandstone

• Astoria Formation is faulted and interupted in exposure by volcanic rocks and land slides.
• Strata exposed consist of shale varying in silt and sand content, siltstone, fine-grained sandstone with varying amounts of silt, coarse-grained sandstone, conglomerate, and tuff. Calcareous silty shale and fine-grained silty sandstone generally predominate.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion, replaced with other

Reposited in the CAS, USNM

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float),

• Collected by W.C. Warren, H.E. Vokes, D.C. Duncan, C.G. Duncan, 1944. Collections reside in the Californian Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Museum, and presumably the USGS.

Primary reference: E. J. Moore. 1963. Miocene marine mollusks from the Astoria Formation in Oregon. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 419 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39801: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Crenella cf. porterensis Weaver 1916 mussel
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Spisula (Mactromeris) albaria" = Mactromeris albaria
"Spisula (Mactromeris) albaria" = Mactromeris albaria Conrad 1848 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Katherinella (Katherinella) angustifrons, "Chione (Securella) ensifera" = Securella
"Chione (Securella) ensifera" = Securella venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina emacerata Conrad 1849 tellin clam
Macoma albaria Conrad 1849 tellin clam
"Macoma arctata" = Macoma (Psammacoma) arctata Conrad 1849 tellin clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Acila (Truncacila) conradi Meek 1864 divaricate nutclam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Saccella calkinsi pointed nut clam
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus modesta fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
  - Neptuneidae
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Astraea sp. n. sp.
Astraea sp. n. sp. Röding 1798 snail